Benzoyl peroxide is an organic compound in the peroxide family. Benzoyl peroxide is used as an acne treatment ,for bleaching hair an teeth and many other uses.
Benzoyl peroxide works as a peeling agent. It is clearing pores and reducing the bacterial count as well is acting directly as an antimicrobial.
Benzoyl peroxide is a topical antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes acne( Propionibacterium acnes)and also reduces inflammation. Containing benzoic acid and oxygen, benzoyl peroxide kills P acnes (the bacteria that contributes to acne).Benzoyl is powerful treatment that can penetrate deeply into pores.
- apply benzoyl peroxide before going to bed on the affected skin area.
Benzoyl peroxide is also a keratolyc, providing exfoliating benefits in the pores to prevent clogging. Benzoyl peroxide may decrease the skin oil production.
You can use benzoyl peroxide as a cream , gel or lotion and it can help you getting rid of acne.
Be careful because the substance that reduces oil production you can observe dry skin as a side effect, but it can be treated with a non-oily moisturizer.
Argan oil is produced from the kernels of the Argan tree( Argan spinosa L.) found in Morocco.
Containing Vitamin E (tocopherols), carotens, natural phenols as caffeine acid, vanilic acid, resorcinol , argan oil is valued for its cosmetic and medicinal properties.
Argan oil has anti- aging properties that keeps skin and hair hydrating. It is excellent for dry skin, helps minimize fine lines, does not clog pores and improve certain skin condition.
Vitamin E or tocopherols it is known as the most important ingredient in argan oil, has anti-oxidant effects and is recommended for scars and eczema.
Argan oil helps you get rid of acne, the oleic acid can help balance sebum production of the skin.
Argan oil helps to rejuvenate skin.
- mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice with 3 drops of argan oil and 1 tablespoon of honey, apply the mixture over the skin, leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Argan oil has the power to diminish acne scars and skin blemishes, and due to his anti – inflammatory properties ,is an effective treatment for acne scars and psoriasis .
- just apply on the affected skin and you will observe a better texture of the skin.
Argan oil is rich in antioxidants and has the ability to regress the effects of aging.
Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest skin cells and helps to maintain skin healthy.
Exfoliation removes the outer layer of skin to reveal the newer skin beneath, it keeps skin clean and helps reducing acne outbreaks. You can exfoliate your skin by using a natural exfoliant so you can achieve healthy, glowing skin.
Coffee grounds containing caffeine acid has anti- inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects on the skin and stimulates collagen production.
- mix 1 cup of warm coffee ground with ½ cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Rub the mixture all over your skin then rinse it off.
Mix 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal with 1 tablespoon baking soda ,add water until a paste forms. Apply over your face gently rubbing in a circular motion then rinse.
Mix papaya and banana in a blender, then add 2 tablespoons of honey. Apply the mixture on the skin, leave it for 15 minutes then rinse with cold water.
Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil with 2 tablespoons sugar till creates a thick paste. Apply over your skin face, leave 10 minutes then wash with water.
Exfoliating keeps the skin soft and glowing and will keep your skin pores from clogging which keeps acne under control.
Tea tree oil or maleluca oil is taken from the leaves of the Maleluca alternifonia, a native tree of Australia.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic qualities, also has cosmetic proprieties. With his antiseptic proprieties tea tree oil can help you to get rid of acne.
Tea tree oil is effective against acne. In the treatment of acne, application of 5 % of tea tree oil has shown an effect comparable to 5 % benzoil peroxide.
- mix few drops of tea tree oil with water, apply with a cotton ball on acne affected skin and leave it.
Apply tea tree oil as a homemade acne skin remedy in the morning and before going to sleep after cleaning your face.
Also tea tree oil cleans your pores and eliminate the dirt inside your pores that cause acne and blemishes.
Tea tree oil is used to heal burns and infections. Using a cotton ball, apply on the light burns to help in the healing process.
Tea tree oil is known as an antifungal agent. Shampoo with 5 % tea tree oil has been shown effective in treating dandruff.
Drop 4-5 drops of tea tree oil into a whole bottle of shampoo to help your scalp to get rid of dandruff, do no put the oil directly onto scalp.
Chamomile is frequently added to skin cosmetics to serve as an emollient and for it’s anti- inflammatory effects. Chemical components of chamomile extract have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antigenotoxic and anticancer properties.
Alpha- bisabolol , a compound in chamomile reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and accelerates the healing process of the skin.
- apply a cooled cup of chamomile tea as a face wash and you will observe a healthy skin.
Use chamomile as an astringent and moisturizer for skin. Excess of oil in the sebaceous glands of skin can cause acne and blocked pores. Apply cooled chamomile tea with a cotton ball on affected skin area and leave it, it helps to treat existing acne and blackheads and your open pores will be cleaned.
Add fresh flower heads to a cool bath and your sunburns and itchy skin will be relieved.
Chamomile herb has anti-inflammatory effects that may help eczema and other minor skin problems.
Chamomile containing flavonoids, treats dermatitis related inflammations by preventing the release of histamire – a chemical that cause swelling, itching and redness.
The chemical content of plant helps you in obtaining a smooth and relaxed skin, especially if you have a sensitive type of skin.
Be careful . before using, you should try your skin for a chamomile allergy.
A sunburn is a form of radiation burn that affects skin(a living tissue), that results from an overexposure to UV (ultraviolet) radiations commonly from the sun.
Here are few simple remedies for treating sunburns:
You can use yogurt on your burned skin to help to cool and heal. Let the yogurt stay on the skin untill it warms then rinse.
Aloe Vera is one of the best way for treating sunburns. Aloe Vera has anti-inflamatory effects on burn, also helps to heal wounds.Rub aloe vera gel on affected skin area and leave on the skin. Reapply as necessary.
- mix few drops of aloe vera gel with 1 teaspoon of cocnut oil and frew drops peppermint oil.Apply on sunburns, leave it for few minutes then rinse.
Apple cider vinegar is known to ease the pain of a sunburn when applied on skin. Apply to the skin as a compress(combine vinegar with water).
Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants and have analgesic properties. Make a paste of chilled cucumbers, apply the paste to sunburned skin to help soothe sunburn pain and inflammation naturally.
Rub cocnut oil onto affected skin area, it will cool down your skin.
Don’t forget to use sunscreen, drink plenty of water and eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
Freckles can be found on anyone skin and are triggered by exposure to sunlight. The exposure to UV B rays activates melanocytes, which can cause freckles to become darker and more visible.
There are home remedies which are simple to use and can give good results but these remedies must be used regularly to be effective.
Eggplant can be used to remove freckles. Slice an eggplant into thick pieces, rub gently the eggplant slices on freckles and leave them on the skin for 15 minutes then rinse. You can use this remedy daily, after a week you will notice a big improvement of your skin, the freckles will become lightener in time.
Lemon juice has lightening properties and is effective to treat freckles. Apply lemon juice with a cotton ball on your freckles, leave it for 15 minutes, then rinse. Don’t forget that lemon juice makes your skin photosensitive, so “ hide” from sun few hours after doing this.
Wash your face with sour milk. Lactic acid will help gently for your skin peeling.
Horseradish can help in lighten the freckles. Mix a grated horseradish with lemon juice, blend them till becomes a paste, apply the mixture over affected skin, let it dry, then wash with cold water.
Papaya with it’s enzyme called papaian, can help you to get rid of freckles. Apply papaya juice on the freckles ,leave it for 10 minutes then rinse. Papaya juice will help you to remove freckles, skin blemishes and your skin will be smooth and soft.
Eat fresh vegetables and fruits and don’t forget to use a good quality sunscreen that offers a high level of “sun protection factor”.